How Your Congregation Can Encourage Diversity

Ongoing discussions following the release of the Department of Justice report on the behaviors and actions perpetrated by the police and courts of Ferguson, Missouri, reveal that our nation is divided along multiple lines. Religious and civil rights leaders of all...

Why Churches Must Assist in Ferguson’s Healing

Community relations have changed since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson more than six months ago. There has been an increase in discussions about how police patrol urban communities. There has also been open dialogue about race, white...

The Type of Leadership Ferguson Needs Now

The grand jury decision related to the shooting death of Michael Brown has been officially released. Officer Darren Wilson has been acquitted of all charges in the case. After the decision was announced people responded in ways that many of us feared. The lasting...

The Need for a Seat at the Table in Ferguson

As the city of Ferguson and the greater St. Louis metropolitan region braces for the impending grand jury verdict related to the officer involved in the Michael Brown shooting, multiple questions still loom. Why is this a big deal to minorities? Why are minorities so...